Melody Araiza

Payroll Specialist

Melody has been a valuable member of FJK PC since September 2020 and has over 25 years of experience, in Tax, Accounting and Para Legal work.

A graduate of St. Joseph’s University with a degree in Accounting and Finance and a graduate of Widener University – Para Legal Program – Corporate and Contract Law.  Melody is the Payroll Specialist at FJKPC and as such she is responsible for maintaining client payrolls, filing payroll tax returns, and interfacing with clients regularly.  Melody frequently provides representation to clients to resolve tax issues with the IRS, Pennsylvania DOR and the City of Philadelphia DOR.

Her past achievements include being appointed as Controller by the Chester County Court in the capacity of a Court Custodian and the frequent successful defenses of clients in various IRS exams/inquiries and worker’s compensation audits.  

Melody prides herself on being extremely client focused, thereby maintaining long term client relationships.  Her personal interests and activities include, past Violinist with Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra, singing in Top 40 bands while attending St Joseph’s University and helping many stray dogs and cats find homes.